ActsChapter 2

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1 And when the day of †:Pentecost was being fulfilled, all were together in the one place. 2 And suddenly a sound came from :heaven as of a mighty wind rushing, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 And tongues as if of fire being distributed appeared to them; and it sat upon each of them. 4 And all were filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. 5 Now in Jerusalem were dwelling Jews, devout men, from every nation, those under :heaven. 6 And when this :voice was heard, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because each heard them speaking in his own :language. 7 And they were amazed and marveled, saying, Behold, are not all these that speak Galilæans? 8 And how hear we, each in our own :language wherein we were born? 9 Parthians and Medes and Elamites, and the dwellers in :Mesopotamia, and Judæa and Cappadocia, Pontus and :Asia, 10 and Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of :Libya :about Cyrene, and :Roman sojourners, both Jews and proselytes, 11 Cretans and Arabians, we hear them speak in our :tongues the mighty works of :God. 12 And all were amazed, and perplexed, saying one to another, What †meaneth this? 13 But others mocking said [that] They are filled with new wine. 14 But :Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his :voice, and spake forth to them, Ye men of Judæa, and all that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known to you, and give ear to my :words. 15 For these are not drunken, as YE suppose; for it is the third hour of the day; 16 but this is what hath been spoken through the prophet Joel:

17 And it shall be in the last days, saith :God,I will pour forth of my :Spirit upon all flesh:
And your :sons and your :daughters shall prophesy, And your young :men shall see visions, And your :elders shall dream dreams:
18 Yea and on my :bondmen and on my :bondmaids in those
:days
Will I pour forth of my :Spirit; and they shall prophesy. 19 And I will show wonders in :heaven above, And signs on :earth eneath;
Blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke:
20 The sun shall be turned into darkness,
And the moon into blood,
Before the great and notable day of the Lord come:
21 And it shall be, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
22 Men of Israel, hear these :words: Jesus the Nazorean, a man approved of :God unto you by mighty works and wonders and signs which :God did by him in your midst, even as yourselves know; 23 him, given up by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of :God, ye by the hand of lawless men did fasten to a cross and slay: 24 whom :God raised up, having loosed the pangs of :death: because it was not possible that he be holden of it. 25 For David saith as to him,
I beheld the Lord always before my face;
For he is on my right hand, that I be not shaken:
26 Therefore my :heart was glad, and my :tongue rejoiced;Moreover my :flesh also shall tabernacle in hope:
27 Because thou wilt not leave my :soul unto Hades,
Neither wilt thou give thy :Holy One to see corruption.
28 Thou madest known to me life’s ways;
Thou shalt fill me with gladness from thy :countenance.
29 [Men] Brethren, I may say unto you boldly of the patriarch David, that he both died and was buried, and his :tomb is with us unto this :day. 30 Being therefore a prophet, and knowing that :God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his :loins he would set one upon his :throne; 31 he foreseeing this spake of the resurrection of the Christ, that neither was he left unto Hades, nor did his :flesh see corruption. 32 This :Jesus did God raise, †whereof we all are witnesses. 33 Being therefore by the right hand of :God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy :Spirit, he hath poured forth this, which YE both see and hear. 34 For David ascended not into the heavens: but himself saith,

The Lord said to my :Lord, Sit on my right hand,
35 Till I make thine :enemies the footstool of thy :feet.
36 Let all the house of Israel therefore know surely, that :God hath made him both Lord and Christ, this :Jesus whom ye crucified. 37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto :Peter and the rest of the apostles, [Men] Brethren, what shall we do? 38 And Peter said unto them, Repent and be baptized each of you in the name of Jesus Christ unto remission of your :sins; and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For to you is the promise, and to your :children, and to all that are afar off, as many as the Lord our :God shall call unto him. 40 And with many other words he testified, and exhorted them, saying, Be saved from this :crooked :generation. 41 They then that received his :word were baptized: and in that :day were added about three thousand souls. 42 And they were continuing steadfastly in the teaching and the fellowship of the apostles, the breaking of the bread and the prayers. 43 And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. 44 And all that believed together had all things common; 45 and they sold their possessions and :goods, and distributed them to all, according as any man had need. 46 And daily, continuing steadfastly with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread at home, they partook of their food with gladness and singleness of heart, 47 praising :God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added together daily those being saved.

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